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Is it a food allergy or intolerance?

Food allergies and intolerances are becoming increasingly common and the rise of the self-diagnostic, pseudo, unorthodox tests tends to follow. With all the misinformation out there, people tend to self-diagnose or claim to have a specific “allergy” or “intolerance”, with a huge lack of understanding of what

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Your Guide to Successful Menu Planning

Menu planning can be an effective way to save time and money when it comes to weekly meals! It does take a bit of time to find what works for you, which is enjoyable, likely to last and effective! Here are my top tips for getting those

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Letting Go Of Extremes in 2016

Before heading off to celebrate the start of a new year, here’s one last post for 2015 and it does not involve resolutions and none of that “new year, new me” talk! Extreme views on what healthy eating and living should be have inundated our minds and it’s

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Recipe Recap: Christmas Cookies!

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be jolly! Many of us, including myself, are not pro-bakers in the kitchen so when it comes to holiday treats, I look for simplicity (sort of), flavour and a whole lot of Christmas spirit in recipes. Here are my top

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Nibbles for Thought: Pregnancy Body Image Struggles

I have been wanting to write something about this for quite sometime now. The rise of the pregnancy “six-pack” has been a phenomenon I noticed circulating over social media, and frankly, it pisses me off. Women have enough on their plate when it comes to body image

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Dining and the City: Foodie Adventures in Barcelona, Spain

Back on the blog after a mini break! Yes, it’s been a BUSY month but I’m kicking off thIS week with a foodie review in one of my absolute favourite cities, Barcelona! As I welcomed the big 3.0. while i was there, nothing made me happier than exploring

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The "Two-Faced" Phenomena of Food

Food is not just a word that signifies nourishment and health but can also be perceived as a cause for disease. Epidemics of both obesity and diabetes are still on the incline yet we fail to see the fine line between health and disease. What I hope

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Recipe Recap: Autumn Eats To Warm You Up!

So the weather can’t really decide on whether it’s autumn here or if we’re just skipping a whole season straight into winter! Soups have definitely been frequent flyers on the menu and yes, it’s been all about pumpkin. Here are my top finds for the week to

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Why I do not use coconut oil

Don’t get me wrong, I love coconut. Love the flavour especially IN CURRIES AND DESSERTS but you won’t see me drizzling coconut oil on everything and ditching the greatness that is EVOO. Coconut is NOW SEEN AS A MIRACLE WORKER FROM being continuously promoted for great skin to

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Why the words "Detox" and "Cleanse" make dietitians cringe

This might come across as another long rant, but repeat after me: there is no such thing as a cleanse or detox. As a dietitian, I am flabbergasted when other dietitians jump on the cleanse bandwagon to appeal to a larger crowd and endorse products that clearly have

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